Construction of the nation’s massive Interstate Highway System is underway, heading north, tearing through the bucolic Connecticut River Valley. Unstoppable. In its path, sits the small Vermont hill farm that Roland Tuttle’s ancestors settled generations ago, where Roland has spent his entire life—caring for his animals, plowing with his team of horses, harvesting by hand, walking to town. Living in the past. Exit 8 tells the history of the Tuttle family and Roland’s place in that history. It is a story of personal choice, nature’s dark beauty, and the often unremarked costs of progress, but most of all it is the story of Roland Tuttle, a man confronted with the loss of the only world he knows and loves.
Exit 8 is an incredible, moving, and poignant historical fiction novel that will have its readers turning the pages with haste into the early hours of the morning! As I began to read Exit 8 I immediately knew that this was going to be a moving novel, and now that I have finished the novel, I can happily write that the book is just this! It is an intriguing, unique, and thought-provoking story unlike anything I have read before, that captivated me and hooked me with its phenomenal literature courtesy of the excellent author John Bragg. If you are a reader who loves being taken on a journey that will provoke your thoughts and move you, then you will love Exit 8, so do not miss out! If you need more convincing, then please continue to read my review to learn more about the stellar novel!
Exit 8 is a sensational novel that will take its readers on a memorable and moving journey from start to finish. Exit 8 is an incredible book that will inform the readers of a massive Interstate Highway System that is under construction and heading through the Connecticut River Valley. This creates problems for the star of the book, Roland Tuttle, who lives on a farm that has been in his family for generations. Roland spends his life on the farm, looking after the animals, harvesting, and so much more and Exit 8 tells the story of his family and him and it makes for a beautiful and captivating story!
Exit 8 is a stellar story that had me intrigued from the very start. I love any story with a historical/family theme, so I knew from the beginning that Exit 8 would deliver thanks to these themes, and wow did it! Exit 8 captured my attention immediately thanks to the fast-paced story, enigmatic characters, and thrilling plot and as I read Exit 8, I was honestly in awe; it was like a present was being unwrapped before my eyes, and the more the pages turned, the more excited I got for the finale!
John Bragg is a newly discovered author of mine, and I have to confess book lovers that I am kicking myself for not having found Bragg’s book sooner! I am frustrated that I have not before because it has been a long time since a historical book has captivated me this much! To write a good novel the reader needs to be fully immersed in the story and feel as if they are experiencing the same events as the protagonist(s) and Bragg manages to accomplish this with his writing in Exit 8, so Bragg is most certainly worthy of an abundance of praise!
Not only is John Bragg an outstanding writer for his ability to thrust his readers into the thick of the story, but he also is because he was able to describe all of the events that unravel perfectly! Every event and moment and even place is flawlessly described with a wealth of detail which in turn keeps the reader turning the pages!
To conclude my thoughts on this wonderful novel, Exit 8 is a gripping novel that is guaranteed to keep readers entertained for hours on end so I, of course, have to award the story five stars! Be sure to have a read of the preview below book lovers; you will not regret it!
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